Jan 2012

Presenter:  Lee Rizio, MS, PMP

Location: Temecula City Library

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Start Date: Jan. 19th, 2012
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Price: $ 20.00 – 25.00


Title:  “The Best Project Management that Never Was”

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“The Best Project Management that Never Was”

Abstract:

When I worked with IBM as a Principal in IBM Global Services, we presented an “impossible to turn down” proposal to a customer to convert every one of their legacy systems to SAP. The financial proposal was extremely attractive! We proposed to execute all conversions virtually for free. Top executive management was extremely impressed and the fact that it was a proposal from IBM to use exclusively IBM services we thought would seal the deal.  However, we lost the opportunity to complete the project! Come and hear why!
This presentation will address what was called Applications Portfolio Management (APM) and the vital need for converting legacy systems to new, more effective systems. This was in a climate immediately after mergers and acquisitions had flooded the Corporate and IT landscape with numerous platforms and diverse systems. It will also address the Project Management challenges involved in such a large undertaking.  Outsourcing and Offshoring were also vital part of the economic picture and will also be discussed.
So, you may ask: How was it possible that a company could turn down this unbelievably attractive  offer?  Come attend this informative and entertaining presentation and find out!

When I worked with IBM as a Principal in IBM Global Services, we presented an “impossible to turn down” proposal to a customer to convert every one of their legacy systems to SAP. The financial proposal was extremely attractive! We proposed to execute all conversions virtually for free. Top executive management was extremely impressed and the fact that it was a proposal from IBM to use exclusively IBM services we thought would seal the deal.  However, we lost the opportunity to complete the project! Come and hear why!

This presentation will address what was called Applications Portfolio Management (APM) and the vital need for converting legacy systems to new, more effective systems. This was in a climate immediately after mergers and acquisitions had flooded the Corporate and IT landscape with numerous platforms and diverse systems. It will also address the Project Management challenges involved in such a large undertaking.  Outsourcing and Offshoring were also vital part of the economic picture and will also be discussed.

So, you may ask: How was it possible that a company could turn down this unbelievably attractive  offer?  Come attend this informative and entertaining presentation and find out!

Speaker Bio:


Leon (Lee) Rizio attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and the USAF Flight School as part of his service to our country. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Operations Research and Management Sciences from Columbia University.

Since the end of his military career, Lee has been an Information Technology Executive and Senior Consultant. His experience includes posts as the CIO of American Hospital Supply – and the West Coast Data Center, Jenny Craig and Avery international (now Avery Dennison). He has also held Consultant positions with Grant Thornton, IBM Global Services and Keane.

Since leaving the Corporate world, Lee has dedicated his time to teaching others about Strategic Management, Outsourcing,  Project Management and Information Technology. For nine years, he was an Adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona. Currently, Lee is serving as an Instructor at UCSD Extension, teaching Senior IT Certificate and also at UC Extension teaching Project Management and IT Global Sourcing courses.